NYS Manufacturing and Tech News Week of 5.21.18

Troy virtual reality startup acquired by Boston-based public company

“SpaceoutVR moved to the Quackenbush Building in downtown Troy from New York City in 2015 after Dennis Adamo and V. Owen Bush started the company. It develops apps and software for virtual reality users.”

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Workers in Tonawanda building industry leading technology

“More than 600 jobs have been secured in Tonawanda, building industry-leading technology.”

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CEG pairing with manufacturing association to create apprentice programs

“The CEG-MACNY manufacturing intermediary apprenticeship program will train workers for vacancies in the high-skill trades created by retirees.”

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Envisagenics’ Artificial Intelligence Wows Real Investors

“Now based in New York City, the biotech announced this week that it’s been awarded a $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health – the second time the NIH has backed the data-crunching startup.”

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Search for healthier options gives CNY dairy producers a boost

“It’s that trend that is giving Byrne Dairy — a major staple store in central New York — a business boost.”

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Vital Vio is changing the way we disinfect (and light) our hospitals and our homes

“CEO and co-founder Colleen Costello, who graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012, came up with the idea of using LED lights to kill bacteria after her grandmother became sick while in the hospital.”

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Medical pot plant set for former prison site in Warwick

“After once imprisoning drug offenders, part of the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility site will soon be transformed into a medical marijuana processing plant.”

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Old Bordon plant in Randolph home to new manufacturer

“A 111-year-old manufacturing facility in the hamlet of Randolph is seeing a resurgence these days as a new home for a Jamestown company.”

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